Gather and Get Along: A Better Conversations Series

Everyone has their own set of beliefs and opinions, and it can be difficult to listen to others when your values differ. We may not always agree, but we can learn how to have mindful conversations. GPL has the programs and resources to help you listen, grow, and get along.

Programs & Discussions

Community Scrapbook

What do you think about Glenview? What do you love about living here? We'll pose a new question every couple of weeks, and you can share thoughts, memories, or photographs that we'll use to create a community scrapbook. Comments and photos will be displayed at the Library starting in November. The project will be digitally archived and kept at the Glenview History Center. Let's build a strong community together. Share your thoughts, memories, and pictures in person at the Library or online in our virtual scrapbook, opens a new window.

Play Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game

Tuesday, Sep 12, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room or Zoom, opens a new window

iMPROV Your Communication with Laughing Academy

Wednesday, Oct 4, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Community Conversations: An Interfaith Dialogue

Tuesday, Oct 24, 7-8 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Discover Your Hidden Bias

Saturday, Nov 4, 2-3 PM • Community Room West, opens a new window

Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, Nov 15, 7-8 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Kindness Counts Bingo (all ages)


Help us prove that kindness counts in Glenview! Play Kindness Counts Bingo and help us reach our kindness goal. Play as many times as you'd like from November 1-November 30. If we reach our goal, we'll celebrate with cake in the Lobby on Saturday, December 2 from 1:30-3 PM. Pick up bingo cards at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desks.

Find Your Voice: Play, Laugh & Share

Drama Squad (grades K-1)

Mondays, Sep 11, opens a new window, Oct 9, opens a new window & Nov 13, opens a new window, 4:30-5:30 PM • Youth Program

Campfire Stories with Chris Fascione (all ages w/adult)

Friday, Sep 22, 6:30-8 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Improv for Kids with The Laughing Academy (grades 3+)

Saturday, Oct 7, 2-3:30 PM • Youth Program Room, opens a new window

Graphic Novel Book Club (grades 4-6)

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Open to GPL cardholders and students in Glenview schools. In-person registration required. Receive a free book while supplies last.

Oct 24: Beetle & the Hollowbones

Nov 28: Measuring up

World Kindness Day: Kindness Wall

Thursday, Nov 9-Thursday, Nov 16 • Youth Services Department

Spread a little kindness for World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13. Stop in to share a message of kindness on our Kindness Wall.

Reading Lists

Finding Common Ground

List created by GPL_Anne

How having an open mind, asking the right questions, and listening better can lead to greater understanding and less conflict.

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Navigating Disagreement

List created by GPL_Anne

Books to help you manage difficult people and situations, at work and elsewhere.

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Unconscious Bias

List created by GPL_Anne

Books to help organizations and individuals understand and move past their preconceived ideas about others.

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